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The Family and Parish Partnership
Parents are the first – and best – teachers of their children. At baptism, the parish community promises to assist parents in this role. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discuss their vocation as children of God.
Families and parish form a partnership in the responsibility for forming children in the four pillars of the Catholic faith: creed, sacraments, Christian life, and prayer.
We are privileged to be work with families to assist them in their role of educating their children, from preschool to eighth grade. We offer Sunday school classes for each grade level, as well as sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. We also prepare families for Baptism of youth who were not baptized as infants.
By encouraging involvement in Sunday school, we encourage a life-long vision of faith and encouragement in parish involvement. We offer age-appropriate opportunities for service at each grade level. We are always looking for ways to improve our program and we are very receptive to ideas from our parent group.
The Role of the Catechist
Catechists are called to serve through teaching, witnessing, praying, serving and building community. Through listening and speaking, the catechist teaches with faith and life, and always in the name of Jesus. As a disciple, the catechist introduces and makes known to others the person and message of Jesus Christ and invites them to a loving faith response.
We could not provide the quality of Religious Education we offer without the help of our dedicated catechists. We are always looking for people who can assist us in the religious education of the children in our care. We meet weekly from mid-August to early May, and classes meet each Sunday from 10:15 to 11:30. All of our helpers must be trained in the Safe and Sacred program required by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. We provide training and materials to our catechists. If you would like to help, but don’t feel ready to serve as a catechist, we always need helpers in the classroom and we welcome you!
How Often Do They Meet: It is held from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. each Sunday during the school year for children in K - 8th Grade of Catholic parents attending secular schools. These classes not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith but prepare children to receive the sacraments of Penance (confession), the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and Confirmation.
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